Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{m+l} our names in a tree

we went camping over labor day weekend
and i got a BUNCH of wood from a construction site for FREE!! yaay! 
i was so excited. i will be showing you little ways i used up this wood.
at random times, in random posts.

here's #1
on a little block of wood.

my hubby & i met in high school.
we carved our names in a tree one time 
at a park in layton, ut.
with a key.
we went back to check it out a couple times.
who knows if it is still there. that was 5-6 years ago. (ish).
anywho. i have seen wood burning & drawings of tree carvings.
and i love them. 
since i actually did this, i wanted to re-create it.
but a little more save-able and not on a random tree in a park.

i originally started this post as a tutorial.
this is how far i got:

pencil it:                                        x-acto it:       

carve it:                                       ink it:

AND then....
i just started carving, painting, inking, painting, sanding
in different orders til i got something i liked.
so i stopped the tutorial.
and i ended up with this:

i love it! & my hubby does too.


i entered this project in @ crafting with the stars!


  1. It looks awesome! What a great idea!

  2. Really sweet idea!


  3. LOVE IT!!! So beautiful and original! Great idea. My hubby would love this one too :) Good luck with Crafting with the Stars!!!

  4. Lauryn, that is a REALLY good idea! I've got a bunch of scrap wood from various projects, and this is a really cute idea for some random piece of wood that doesn't have a home!! I may just have to be inspired by u!

    LOL and I TOTALLY understand how tutorials get away from you sometimes :)

  5. How cute and romantic! I'd love to do this.


  6. I love this. My Hubs is my HS sweetie too. This is the second day in a row I was drawn to one of your projects at a linky party. :)

  7. hey i entered too! awesome job, and good luck! eeek!!!

  8. Found you on Happy Hour Freestyle Friday, loving this post! I'm a new follower, stop by and say Hi if you get a chance

  9. What a cool idea! I don't like it when people graffiti on trees, but I do like this idea!!!!

  10. I love this idea!! So personalized & sweet! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  11. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so stop by and grab a brag button! Also, this week's link party is up and running, so don't forget to link up!

  12. This is so beautiful! I featured you on my blog AGAIN tonight! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :) Come grab a button!

  13. Quick question on this. What kind of ink did you use? I'm hoping to try this craft in the future.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. allison: thanks for the question! i used a color box stamp pad-it was a dark chestnut brown. i also used brown paint to create the "tree lines". i white washed everything to dim the appearance of the ink.
    let me know if you have any more questions and i'd be happy to answer them!
    {love} lauryn

  15. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! I'd love to see you link up again tomorrow!

  16. That's neat! Now you've got me wanting to go look for the tree my hubby put our initials in twenty some years ago.


i love comments! thank you for taking the time to write me a message, and for making me smile. :)
{love} lauryn

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